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bill had lost. >> team boehner and team obama dig in their heels... >> narrator: now the house belonged to the opposition. >> a president trying to figure out what he does with this... >> president obama acknowledged that he'd taken a shellacking... >> i now pass this gavel and the sacred trust that goes with it to the new speaker. god bless you, speaker boehner. >> narrator: speaker john boehner had 87 new republican lawmakers, many of them deeply conservative. >> these were not people who spent 25 years in politics. in fact, that was a big strike against you. they were elected not to sell out the way so many politicians had done, that they were elected to speak truth to power. >> they'd spent the last two years running around, particularly a lot of these new congressmen in their districts, saying absolutely horrible things about the president-- his ability to lead, his ideology, his integrity, his birth certificate. these are not easy people to deal with. this is a very difficult, ideological caucus, with a very strong sense of self-righteousness and great vitriol and animosity for th
mitch mcconnell attend and house speaker john boehner declined each and every time. it's interesting, he's not against attending state dinners. >> can't smoke and don't serve merlot. >> there's president bush, attending a state dinner during the bush presidency. >> he had no problem going when he liked who was in the white house, just had a problem going when it was president barack obama, it appears. >> can we show this graphic. mitch mcconnell went. let's show it. it was a good one. the germans went. they love their sauerkraut. >> they were invited to a screening of "lincoln," apparently at the very last minute -- >> nobody's perfect. >> i would think when the president invites you to see a movie at the white house, you might want to go. maybe if you were disagreeable in nature, not fun and quite frankly not interested in getting anywhere on spending, maybe you would decline. look at the president. why don't i play that sound bite again, no matter what you think of his ideologically, joe, wouldn't you want to have a beer with that guy or a beer with mitch mcconnell. >> you keep interru
. boehner he won't negotiate anymore? >> the president is going to have to reach across the aisle and demonstrate sincerely he will listen and work. he has to show up for negotiations. he was an absent president when it came to negotiating some of the solutions to the big problems during his first term. he has to be part of the solution and work with congress to try to get things done. we watched george w. bush do it when he did it in a controversial election, first term and second term. first term he reached across the aisle and got tax cuts for everyone even though the united states senate switched majority control from republicans to democrats in may of his first year in office. then he worked across the aisle to get education reform done. it can happen, but it takes a president who is willing to be presidential and really lead rather than just demand. >> eric: do you think he can take a page from george w. bush. what did you advise the president at that time and what lessons from that experience that president obama can take as he enters into his second term? >> president bush
obama let her at toout tud out after a john boehner comment is in the eye roll that is buzzing online. >> a beautiful view of clouds over the bay area. i'll let you know when we can suspect rain. >> live look at traffic it's overcast at this point. looks better for folks on the righthand side of the screen. back >>> a frightening incident in spain. a woman collapses and falls on to tracks. people scurried around and a train was approaching. suddenly a police officer who was farther down jumped ton tracks and dragged her as you can see, to the opposite platform just seconds before the train entered the station. police say the woman tumbled after suffering a dizzy spell. >> there was nothing high school wrestlers could do about that. the senior somehow managed to walk away after this light fell on top of him. my goodness, he had only a small cut on his head. the spotlight is a trademark for the event held every year in the town. and perhaps maybe next year? >> wow. >> let's check on the forecast now. >> spencer christian. >> here is a time lapse view in emeryville. watch the clouds movi
of the house of representatives, house majority leader, house republican leader, john boehner. [cheers and applause] [fanfare sounds] ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president of the united states, the honorable george washington bush, -- george w. bush, senator mitch mcconnell, house republican leader, john boehner, and secretary for the minorities. >> i saw you up there. ♪ [lighting "presidential march"] ial marchng "president "] ♪ >> and ladies and gentlemen, the company the vice president elect, jennifer griffith, deputy sergeant of arms and you will rew willison, representative steny hoyer. [fanfare sounds] ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the vice president elect, joseph r. biden jr. [cheers and applause] [crowd chanting "obama"] >> ladies and gentlemen, accompanying the president elect, the senate sergeant in arms, the house of sergeant in arms, and senator dianne feinstein, the speaker of house representatives nancy pelosi, steny hoyer, representative john boehner. [cheers and applause] >> i decided to come back. [fanfare sounds] ♪ >> ladies and gentlemen, the president elec
. but his view-- particularly on john boehner-- is that boehner cannot deliver a deal. he can do all the schmoozing he wants but when john boehner, the house speaker, goes back to his caucus they are driven and ruled by imperatives that are impervious to schmoozing and this that's basically their nstituents at home and therefore if boehner can't help him make a deal he has to find some other kind of leverage and that comes from the outside which is why in the inaugural address today the president talked about voters and said we have to do it not through our votes but our voices that's why he's organizing america for action, to try and build pressure from the outside that will somehow work on lawmakers. he's tried that before but they're recommitted it-to-it now that's given up on dealing with congress directly. >> if you took the 2001 most influeial peop in washington 2000 of them if you them in a room and ask them to chat about the topics, the president's lack of willingness to reach out to congress very much, his lack of feel for the importance of relationships, 2,000 of the people
republicans are making it clear they see that as a liberal agenda. speaker john boehner, other house republican leaders are about to hold a news conference. you're looking at live pictures from up there. our chief national correspondent john king is here. are the gloves off? >> you can certainly say yes or you might even say that the gloves are still on in the sense that republicans are looking to see what signals the president would send as he begins the second term. if you ask john boehner or mitch mcconnell, they believe the size of government, debt and deficit is is the biggest issues. and if you listen to the speech yesterday, he made only passing references to that. talk of immigration reform, many republicans including the speaker want to work with the president on that but if he talks a lot publicly, it puts pressure on the conservative base which any legal status is amnesty. the president also talking about gun control and gun rights, just talked to tom fuentes, it stretches the political coalition. the things that the president highlighted and spend more time on his inaugur
that's breaking congress, you have speaker boehner that can't control his own caucus. i think when you see that sort of extremism in congress and nothing moving forward, i think it's a unique time and calls for unique measures. >> say something. >> no. i'm always -- >> hard to argue with that. >> margaret, do you see republicans -- how do you see republicans playing this? >> here's what's fascinating. there's the hastert rule, right? which boehner shunned two times now. you have to get the majority of the coalition to go along with the bill or somehow eroding away the power base. twice now boehner with sandy and then the fiscal cliff deal has had -- depended on a majority of democrats and reasonable edge of the opposition, reasonable amount of republicans to go along with it. can this sustain itself? that is barack obama's best hope of a legacy piece in the second term. >> everybody stand by because we have some important news coming up. >> let me guess, band related. >> band related. not only the marching band, we have rock n roll. we have solid rock n roll. also, listening to grambli
successful that even john boehner will consider becoming a democrat. after all, we have a lot in common. he is a person of color. although not a color that appears in the natural world. leaders of the republican party, they call the passage of this bill armageddon. end of freedom as we know it. so after i sign the bill, i looked around to see if there were any asteroids falling or sudden cracks opening up in the earth. turned out it was a nice day. they said we needed to triple the border patrol. well, now they're going to say we need to quadruple the border patrol or they'll want a higher fence. maybe they will need a moat. maybe they want alligators in the moat. lots of ups, lots of downs, except for my approval ratings which have just gone down. but that's politics. it doesn't bother me. besides, i happen to know that my approval ratings are still very high in the country of my birth. he seems all-american, but if you heard his real middle name, tim hosni pawlenty, what a shame. governor romney has said that he hoped a similar version of this plan from last year would be introduced as a
alexander, the wife of senator lamar alexander. and by debby boehner, wife of house speaker john boehner. sorry to interrupt you there. >> more recently, you may disagree with the content and the tone but no one will dispute the fact that george w. bush was aiming for the bleachers with his second inaugural with what he called his freedom speech which is -- in terms of projecting american force, moral and military around the world in the wake of 9/11 and the doctrine of preemptive military action. >> you knows the reference to lincoln, we talk about being in a divided america now. in many ways we are politically. but you think about lincoln and that inauguration, both of his, it was a different level. >> different level all together. he is involved in the conflict where half a million people would be killed, the end of channeled slavery. a lot is at stake. we're fighting now but not anywhere like that, thank god. >> we're about to see the introduction of the first lady of the united states, michelle obama. as you watched her grow in this role the last four years, what do you think? >> we
with somehow detect good his class author, targeting the wealthy from our taxes. speaker of the house boehner states that the president backed away from the great compromise on raising the debt limit. in an article in "the new york times" magazine tends to support that charge. in a recent book by bob woodward paints a picture of obama standing for against boehner in the negotiation. as the requirement for major legislation approaches and appears even more rigid positions are being forecast for the next congress, it will take an unusually skillful second term president to deliver solutions to the financial problems facing the nation. if the task rests on the shoulders of barack obama, would emulate wilson who would not compromise or will he be like eisenhower, reagan, clinton and even washington who figured out how to win against the odds to achieve the accommodation with congress he would need a lyndon johnson, took a nail, newt gingrich to a congress majority that would follow. what specifically would i recommend obama would do to avoid challenges of the second term. primarily he should appo
-of-living adjustments. john boehner and republicans decided they want to have an argument over the debt ceiling, because of the new year we will be better positioned. they quickly have realized that is not going to be the lever they thought it would be. host: you have covered three presidents, clinton, bush, and now president obama. people say the political divide between these branches is stronger now than it has been in years. you agree or disagree? guest: i absolutely agree. host: why/ guest: i think it is a building that has been taking place frankly since the past couple administrations. it was the war in iraq. for the republicans, the government spending. it is also the election system and the way we run our primaries. we have a more ideological- purified house of representatives than we have had in a very long time. that is because some people would argue redistricting, as well, which in the past election both parties to it. in the states where democrats are not in control they redraw the districts to make the majority democrats. the republican side as well. this is the first time republicans hav
we offered speaker boehner. it is public. $400 billion in health care savings we offered, and $200 billion of additional cuts in domestic spending and a trillion dollars in savings and look at where we started the negotiated process and the speaker, we went more than halfway. >> chris: is the president still willing to adjust the cost of living increase for entitlements, is he still willing to raise the eligibility age for medicare? are those still on the table? >> i will not talk about specifics that may be in the package. it is will report in the discussions with speaker boehner we were willing to entertain the cost of living adjustment. but, the overall package, we put over a trillion dollars including the proposal on cpi. over a trillion dollars, in spending cuts. now, some of the republicans say they don't want revenue. speaker boehner himself said there was $800 million of revenue, simply from closing corporate loopholes an loopholes for the wealthy. surely there is additional revenue we can get from closing loopholes, not rates, that was done -- dealt with at the end of the
to the boehner philosophy, which is a governing philosophy. the sort of -- chris: in other words, you don't need a majority of the republicans to rule. >> you break the rule, which is what he's done on these big-ticket items. they have been meeting over these last couple of days to figure out wait forward. i think the president was smart to step into these debates early and often and frame them in ways that americans can understand. and you have house republicans trying to play catch-up. chris: let me go back on this question four years ago. remember when lincoln came into office they were already plotting against him. he had to come in through baltimore and hide at the willard. this president had to come in against mitch mcconnell, the republican leader, saying my number-one goal in life is to get rid of this president. >> and he failed. so i think it's different in some ways and not different in others. i think we are still going to see a very large portion of the republican caucus that believes deeply in what they believe in. that have districts at home that will support them very strongly ag
bickering gets put aside. do these guys like each other or do they not like each other? mr. boehner said something rather strong about harry reid. we assume that kind of language was not used in the white house this morning, but can they really get along and do what needs to get done? >> there is -- there are pockets of enmity that are quite well-known. what's really wonderful about washington, and this day is going to be full of this, is that you can have members, particularly on the senate floor, that can just bash each other. john has had a bird's-eye view of this. during the day with key issues of state at risk, and at the end of the day they can go off to the moncle and have a drink or a steak and so -- >> although a lot less than used to take place. >> that's true. >> jill biden, the vice president's wife, the second lady of the united states, begins her way down to the podium. >> i think there is more partisanship about to break out. >> call it bipartisanship. >> maybe i'm caught up in the spirit of the day. >> explain. >> i'll explain. >> and where do you see that? >> i have some
with house speaker john boehner. that is going to be one of the factors as we're looking at his second term he has this ambitious agenda at the same time has to deal with the economy and budget concerns that we talked about. >> nancy is our capitol hill correspondent she's been at the capital for us reporting all day. the next order of business, at least in terms of the house of representatives will be increasing the national debt limit. in other words, allowing the government to borrow more money so that it can pay the bills that it's already in cured. how do you see that rolling out over the next days and weeks. >> house republicans changed course pretty dramatically last week they were at their republican retreat, this is a tradition all members of the house republican conference went away from meetings for three days in williamsburg, virginia. at the end of that three-day meeting they came out said, we said we were going to fight raising the debt ceiling until we got dollar for dollar spending cuts now we're going to hold a vote that is going to be held wednesday to raise the debt cei
. supposed he had turned around, which would have been extraordinary speaker boehner, the republican leader of the house and said we're going to work together on these things we're going to fix my agenda and your agenda and of course boehner's agenda is we have to cut spending and ivan obama's economists tell him that. so, they missed this opportunity. also, i remember catherine gram the publisher of the post used to always say it's very difficult to not like somebody who says they like you. you have talked to republicans and democrats here and they have the feeling. i'm not sure it's correct. but they feel obama doesn't like them. >> bill: he doesn't like them. [ laughter ] that's pretty clear that he doesn't like them because he doesn't feel -- he feels they are the purveyors of white privilege, bob. he is never going to say that but that's the theme that runs through his advisors. the white privileged has to be broken down. >> i think he just doesn't agree with republicans on their agenda. he is hurting his own cause. >> bill: think about what i just said. the republican agenda in his mi
, that's breaking congress, have you speaker boehner who can't control his own caucus. i think when you see that sort of extremism in congress and nothing moving forward, you're in a unique time and it calls for unique measures. >> say something. >> margaret, do you see republicans -- how do you see republicans playing -- >> here's what's fascinating, there was a precedent called the hasser rule, which boehner has shunned two times now, this was the precedent you had to get the majority of your coalition to go along with the bill, otherwise you were eroding away your power base. twice now with sandy and with the fiscal cliff deal has depended on a majority of democrats and a reasonable edge of the opposition. reasonable amount of republicans to go along with it, can this sustain itself? that is barack obama's best hope of a legacy piece in his second term. >>> everybody stand by, we have important news coming up. >> let me guess, band related. >> not only the grambling marching band, we have rock 'n' roll. we also got alina cho doing investigative journalism right now, who's going to be
the table and weren't saying this is what we have. now it's up to john boehner and his team to coax out of this conference, who is very skeptical of him because of the deal he did on the tax rates and they look at him askance and what do you want to do, obamacare, the health care law and other things that might include giving the president a debt ceiling increase until the end of his term if he's willing to agree in big changes in entitlement programs. they've got to come up with something. >> megyn: they have to come up with a game plan. we saw with the fiscal cliff negotiations the end of the year they were divided and boehner couldn't sort of corral his house republicans to be on the same page and so now he's trying to do that and to get reelected speaker, he says i'm going to listen to you, i'll be your choice. now, the question, chris, whether you think these house republicans can speak as one and can find, you know, their one mission. you know, who you are and what you stand for. what my parents used to say to me. i say to my kids, who are you and what do you stand for and they're
% of americans approve of the job he's doing as president. only 26% approve of the republican party. john boehner has an 18% approval rating. the tea party, 9% approval rating. this is a movement, this is a party in retreat and that's why the president did what he did yesterday. >> let's look at that. best case scenario would be to have two strong parties and a great national conversation and great sense of balance. i understand how you could read the speech as i won, ha-ha, and also, could be seen as this is what the country is telling me. how do we get the other points of view in there. maybe perhaps -- this is the hard part, extract what i think is dying and what i think you think is dying, that is the extremist part of that. >> the extreme part of the republican party is in retreat and just as bill buckley chased john birchers out of the conservative movement in the 1960s, so, too, will these extremists be chased out of the mainstream of the republican party. they will evolve or they will die. it's that simple. i'm not so sure the president can say, katty kay, this is what the american people
boehners and the mitch mcconnells and say in the search for common ground, i hear what you guys are saying? >> look, i think the whole theme of this speech was that throughout our history we've had very, very significant differences and we've been able to work through those differences and of course, you know, you're a student of history, now we've gone through more significant eras of dissent and disagreement than this. his point was we can come together. the point on absolutism though, is we can't come together if we are unyielding and unbending in our points of view. >> why so little talk about jobs and the economy? >> well, i think if you looked at the opening passages of the president's speech he talked about building an economy in which opportunity abounds, in which people can get ahead. that's the fundamental question and obviously jobs is a -- is an essential issue for our country, but also, building an economy which those jobs pay and which people can get ahead, that's fundamental. i mean, we have a state of the union speech this three weeks in which he'll have an opportunity to l
of boehner. they felt that speaker boehner was doing a good job, but at the same time in trying to do some things with this president, i'm not talking about center, i'm talking about even right of center, and they were complaining after listening to the speech that there could be and should be more cooperation. but, again, you got about 50 tea partiers that are very active and very much to the far, far right. >> yeah. >> yeah, and they don't come to washington to listen or to meet anybody or to find common ground. they come here to issue no votes and issue press releases and go home and tell people they didn't support anything or anybody, and they figure that they can win primaries that way. it's a new kind of politics, and i don't think it's constructive. >> the president though also, congressman, talked about the fact that the longer you're in the white house, the more humble you become, and there is an acknowledgment, is there not, that this has been a tough four years for him. >> it's been a very tough four years. keep in mind that i'm the ranking member of the oversight and government
, and john boehner will be headed over there. first, president obama began with the slogan hope and change. then he got a jolt of washington reality. we'll take a look back at the some times rocky road of the first term. >> we've seen that crowd building, craig. good morning to you. >> reporter: good morning. the crowd, indeed, has been growing throughout the morning. say hello. say hello. before you get from the u.s. capital behind me, the less it is like an inauguration, the more it is like a block party/picnic. folks from texas, buffalo, new york, who have said several times this is far from cold. i do want to -- where are you from? >> from new jersey. >> reporter: from new jersey. first inauguration? >> yes, it is. >> reporter: what brings you out? >> obama all the way. >> reporter: how about you? where are you from? >> trenton, new jersey. >> reporter: oh, this is all jersey here? i should have known by the rowdiness. and where are you guys from? >> atlanta, georgia. >> reporter: from atlanta. sorry about the falcons but welcome to d.c. >> it's all good. thank you. >> reporter: first
sit down with boehner, to be honest with you, face to face, mano a mano and essentially say, "look, i know you've got a hell of a problem. what carrotses, what sticks, what i can do to help you get those guys aboard so we can get some kind of an intelligent deficit financing thing here?" there's one other thing, can i mention, relating to king, which i think is really important. when you asked me at first, how did he get this done. think about selma. wonderful phone conversation in january of 1965, lyndon johnson talking to martin luther king and he says, "martin, i want you to find the worst place in the south where there are the fewest negroes--" that was the term then-- "that are eligible to vote and get your people down there and get people down there and get leaders down there and get it on television and get it on radio and get the american people to see it. and that will-- then i'll shove this bill through this congress. i'll get voting rights because, and treat it as same for everybody. it's not a negro thing. we want the guy on the tractor, the guy in chicago, the guy in the
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